Posts Categorized: Press Releases

Yellowing pine needles normal in autumn

As aspens and cottonwoods in the Arkansas River Valley change from green to gold, many evergreen trees are going through a similar process. Their interior needles are changing from green to yellow or brown before dropping off as part of a natural shedding process, and not due to bark beetles or tree disease.

Every autumn, many Colorado evergreen tree species shed some of their older, interior needles as part of an annual growth cycle. Needles on the lower portion of the [...]

HRRMC expands women’s services

Cheryl Edwards, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center. Dr. Edwards is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and will provide gynecology services at the HRRMC Medical Clinics, 550 W. Highway 50, Salida.

Alpine Orchestra announces fall season

The 45 piece symphony has members from throughout the Upper Arkansas Valley and elsewhere. Its new conductor, Beth Steele of Breckenridge, has selected works by Beethoven, Brahms. Berlioz, Bizet and Rimsky-Korsakov for her debut performances.

Outside Magazine author to speak on Grand Canyon – Thurs, Oct 23

Fedarko’s work for Outside Magazine has taken him to some of the world’s most dramatic places, from Kashmir’s Siachen Glacier to Everest Base Camp and Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. His deepest connection, however, is to the river where he spent nearly a decade researching and writing The Emerald Mile, a chronicle of the most ferocious flood in the modern history of the Grand Canyon.

Inaugural Symphonic Salida concert – Thurs, Oct 23

Back by popular demand, the husband-and-wife team of violinist Karen Kinzie and percussionist John Kinzie will headline the first Colorado Symphony performance in Salida for the 2014-15 season. This inaugural concert will be Thur. Oct. 23, 7:30 pm at the Salida SteamPlant.

Candidates for FIBArk board invited to apply

The FIBArk Whitewater Festival presented by Eddyline Brewing is Salida’s premier summer event and will celebrate its 67th anniversary June 18-21, 2015. Planning has already begun for the festival which draws hundreds of athletes and thousands of spectators to the city.

Creative mixer – Thurs, Oct 9

Featured guest artist this month is Rich Tyler, whose one-man-show of mixed media drawings and photographs will be on display throughout October in the SteamPlant’s Paquette Gallery. Guest musician will be guitarist Scott Adams, performing “soft, jazzy” fingerstyle guitar.